CLM’s reliable and durable steam-heated and commercial gas dryers will help your operation run more smoothly while increasing profitability.
Along with high-end productivity and efficiency, the large capacity dryers require minimal maintenance and save fuel through automated temperature controls and other state-of-the-art features.
Key advantages of CLM's commercial gas dryers and other models include:
- Efficient heating for lower fuel costs
- High volume airflow
- Large baskets
- Long-life basket drives
- Revolving doors
- Basket design prevents damage to goods
- Industrial quality
- Precise operational controls
- Touch-screen control panel
Efficient heating equals lower fuel costs
CLM’s full flame spectrum modulating burner precisely controls fuel usage to maintain temperature set points, and the high burner ratings allow for rapid heat cycle termination. Both of these functions lower fuel consumption, which totals significant savings over the long-term.
High volume airflow for quick and efficient water removal
Cross-axis airflow in CLM dryers is designed to deliver full force airflow across the entire drying area, from the top down and also with an uninterrupted jet stream from the front to the back.
CLM’s high volume blower has 15-30% greater air volume than other models to allow heated air to penetrate into the load more easily, reducing drying times.
The overall result is more dried goods per year, as well as the possibility of reduced capital costs from requiring fewer dryers from CLM to perform the same tasks as competitors' models. Your operation may also reduce overtime hours required to complete jobs, meaning more dollars to your bottom line.
Large basket size equals more efficient drying
CLM’s large capacity dryers have the largest basket size available to allow maximum air-to-goods access, while also allowing materials to move more freely during tumbling process to speed up the cycle. This also ensures the goods will dry more evenly.
Basket drive designed for a long life and ease of maintenance
The basket drive is handled through a main belt system that turns and reverses the basket. Constant tension is maintained to the belts through use of a self-adjusting variable tension device that keeps V belts properly adjusted. The high strength main belt has a 10-year warranty with proper maintenance.
This unique drive system also allows the basket support rollers to be positioned outside of the heated drying chamber for long life and easy access. An optional automatic soft-start of basket start-up and basket rotation reversing is easier on all drive components to reduce wear and tear.
Long roller life means less downtime and reduced maintenance costs.
Basket design prevents damage to goods
Round perforations in the basket help to prevent snags and damage to buttons and zippers. The lifting ribs are tall enough to allow for proper material drop, without unwanted abuse to the drying products.
CLM offers removable basket panels, which are standard on all machines to allow for easy maintenance or replacement. Extra panels are available to limit downtime with a quick swap. Stainless steel material and smaller perforations are also available, and optional ceramic-coated panels will keep plastics from sticking while offering more durability than other Teflon-coated panels on competitive models.
Revolving door for damage-free processing
The revolving door seals directly to the rotating basket, eliminating possible product damage caused by the spacing between the basket and the door. This design, exclusive to CLM, eliminates the need for face plate seals that require constant adjustment, and avoids any time-consuming face plate removal for seal change-out.
Once the cycle is finished, the revolving door is lifted to the top of the dryer, leaving an unobstructed opening for dryer unloading and loading.
Industrial strength means long work life
All CLM dryers are built with high-strength materials and components to handle the stresses of industrial laundry processing, as opposed to some competitive brands that merely increased the size of their light gauge commercial machines to enter the industrial market.
Commercial grade machinery may last five to seven years, but CLM’s equipment is built to last two or three times longer!
Precise operational controls
Heating, basket rotation, airflow and formula setup and implementation are controlled with accuracy through the MicroCommand™ III PLC.
This easy-to-use control system has a color touchscreen display. There are 96 user-programmable formulas are available to control all aspects of dryer operation. Program it for standard full dry, conditioning, automatic full dry or automatic drying to a predetermined moisture level. Our inlet/outlet temperature algorithm helps take the guesswork out of heat cycle termination.
The MicroCommand™ III can also be programmed for optional automatic load and unload or for full automation with our industrial shuttles. Its self-diagnostic capability instantly reports mechanical problems and any excessive downtime. Basket rotation features are also controlled through the use of our soft-start option that extends the life of components, and variable speed drive system that help the user determine the best material drop for each product (not available on all models).
Precise control of a modulating gas system is achieved through programming that is engineered to limit the amount of fuel used, while maintaining accurate temperatures (through PID loop programming). This control commands a proven programming algorithm to terminate the heat cycle once the proper drying condition is reached.
What it all means for you, the customer
All of these dryer features and options are geared toward what you need in industrial large capacity dryers – high-end performance, long life and ease of operation and maintenance. With the purchase of a CLM Dryer, you will receive a machine that you can count on. CLM takes pride in our equipment and we stand behind it with warranties and superior customer service. Our products and services are second only to you, our valued customer.
Call CLM or your authorized CLM dealer today.